June 25 was a tough day in the Italiano household. Luckily, not due to anything series, but as a result of my own nerdiness, as June 25 was the day that Matt Reeves’ The Batman was originally supposed to hit theaters prior to our Simulation Overlords saying “screw it” and turning the difficulty up to Legendary.
If you’ve read any of my articles about Batman before, then you know I’ll often half-jokingly state that the character’s existence is likely why I’m talking to you today, as — other than Thomas the Tank engine — the Dark Knight is *the first thing* that sparked my love of pop culture. Real sliding doors, Butterfly Effect moment. Who knows who I’d be if I grew up on Spider-Man instead? Likely half the man.
Alas, I survived June 25, largely thanks to the glass-half-full outlook that the film will release on March 4, 2022 — just a day before my birthday. It’s the little things (even though I’ll likely see a screener weeks before that because I will not rest until Warner Bros. gives me a full hour sit down with the entire cast).
Ahead of the film’s March release, Warner Bros. has announced that the next trailer for the film will be unveiled at DC FanDome on October 18. In addition to a new trailer for The Batman, Warner Bros. will also unveil a first-look at The Rock’s highly-anticipated Black Adam, a sneak-peek at The Flash, and behind-the-scenes looks at both Shazam! Fury of the Gods and Aquaman and The Lost Kingdom.
DC’s television slate will also be heavily featured, as DC FanDome will include panels for Peacemaker, DMZ, Naomi, Young Justice: Phantoms, Harley Quinn Season 3, Batwheels, Aquaman: King of Atlantis, and Batman: Caped Crusader.
The Batman — which stars Robert Pattinson as Bruce Wayne/Batman, Zoe Kravitz as Selina Kyle/Catwoman, Colin Farrell as Oswald Cobblepot/Penguin, Paul Dano as Edward Nashton/Riddler, John Turturro as Carmine Falcone, Jeffrey Wright as Gotham City Police Commissioner James Gordon, Andy Serkis as Alfred Pennyworth, and Peter Sarsgaard as Gotham District Attorney Gil Colson — is currently set to hit theaters in the United States on March 4, 2022.